Osnabrück Declaration on strengthening European vocational education and training adopted
In a ceremony in the run-up to the videoconference of EU education ministers, the so-called Osnabrück Declaration was adopted - with the involvement of the European social partners.
The aim of the Osnabrück Declaration is to revitalise the Copenhagen process as a common platform to make vocational education and training fit for the future and thus strengthen Europe's competitiveness.
The Copenhagen process is an integral part of voluntary European cooperation in vocational education and training. The stakeholders involved include national education ministers, the European Commission and the EU social partners. This year's declaration was also supported by EU training associations and learners' organisations: They set new guidelines for enhanced cooperation through joint declarations. The process has been renewed and developed several times since 2002.
- increase economic resilience,
- jointly build a culture of continuing education,
- Anchoring sustainability in vocational training,
- promote and strengthen the international dimension of vocational education and training with cross-border mobility.